Category Archives: Premium Recruiting

Longhorn leans, longshots, and in between

BJ Foster at UT's Junior Day. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll use my rough draft Top 21 (for some reason Fuddy went with 21 — probably his attempt to blue ribbon more players into the Top 10 or 15) as a gauge to see where the state’s best are leaning at this point.

Of note, this is more based on my gut feeling and some rumblings than what players themselves are actually saying publicly.

The danger of balanced recruiting

Josh Moore at UIL State Championship. (Justin Wells/IT

The 2018 state of Texas recruiting features one of the most imbalanced talent distributions in recent memory. The Lone Star State is absolutely loaded at DB and WR, solid at TE, and relatively lacking in both top line talent and quality depth everywhere else.

Little guys haven’t been this empowered since Frodo went to Mordor.

Recruiting Tidbits and Offer Watch

Jalen Curry
(via Curry)

After this weekend’s Junior Day, there’s a little buzz around CFB and Tom Herman.

Apparently he knows how to put on a Junior Weekend (that’s what I’m calling it now) with precision, execution, and alignment (DRINK). Well, that positive vibe continues this week as the staff will host a 4-star from Da Boot and maybe a couple of prospects this weekend.

Offer watch time.

Junior Day – Sunday Edition tidbits

Max Wright (Joe Cook/IT)

Around 25 more prospects showed up today to wrap up a big Junior Day weekend on the 40 Acres.

And while it only netted one commit, albeit the nation’s top rated athlete, it made a favorable impression on some of the state’s most coveted players.

Junior day breakdown

Casey Thompson. (courtesy of NewsOK)

The most anticipated recruiting event in Austin in years is finally here and the list of invitees certainly lives up to the hype. Not only is Saturday loaded, but Jaylen Waddle is headed to Austin as we speak, Casey Thompson will be in later today/tonight, and Sunday is a good day of visits in its own right. We’ll take a look at each confirmed name and offer our thoughts. These thoughts are equal parts inside info and intuitiveness.

The Opening Regional – Houston preview

BJ Foster. (courtesy of TexAgs)

As another Signing Day passes, camp season has arrived. Our guys, Eric and Joe, will be in Houston for The Opening Regional camp. So will around 200 prospects, mostly from Texas, but also Louisiana, California, and Oklahoma. Here’s a quick preview of who to take notice of while IT has you covered tomorrow.

Final percentages of 2017

K'Lavon Chaisson. (courtesy of Chaisson)

Whatever euphoria you were feeling last year at this stage – or at least nervous excitement (some were still pretty concerned a week out from NSD) – you’re feeling the opposite as this cycle comes to a close.